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VISIT TAPE TOWN: Stop in anytime Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to zoom around Tape Town.  Bring your own small car or truck to drive along our tape roads with many stops along the way.  Geared for ages 2 yrs. - 6 yrs with an adult.  No registration necessary.

OBSERVATION SCIENCE: Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. For Preschoolers and Caregivers (3 yrs. – K).  We will learn about observation skills with lots of fun hands on activities. Each child should bring an adult with them.  Required registration will begin February 18.         


SENSORY STORYTIME : Friday, Mar. 1 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  This sensory storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play.  This is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have trouble sitting still. The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, & Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, & Movement.  Call beginning Feb. 11 for required registration.  The library is closed to the public during this event.  Questions?  Please contact Miss Kathy at or call 513-897-4826.

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.  Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested and will begin end of August. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details.

TODDLER LAPTIMES: Toddler Laptimes for 2 year olds and their caregivers. Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 p.m, from February 12 thru March 12. Required registration in person begins January 28. Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers. Stories, games, songs, fingerplays and, occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes. These sessions involve parents as active participants.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am.  Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 19, from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  Registration is required. Books should be available at front desk. This group is presently full.

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, February 26, from 4pm - 5 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of October. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826. This group is currently full.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, February 26, from 6 pm - 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.  Sign up now! Books will be available to pick up the beginning of October. This group is currently full.